Then you get out...You make sure the document is still there.
The ailing dictator “wants to make sure everyone in his family has a title to make sure the lineage continues,” Ku said.
We, the people, especially us women, have to make sure our leaders know how we feel, what we think and what we care about.
“We were breathing air into this thing to make sure it went up,” Slaby tells The Daily Beast.
After the light turned green, I gave the bike a few tugs to make sure it was secure.
They glanced at each other to make sure they had heard aright.
It was a little thing, of course, but Andrew closed his eyes to make sure.
She should make sure, however, that she is not used for running messages only.
I got up first on the wall to make sure the coast was clear.
He looked round once or twice to make sure it was still with him.
c.1300, "safe, secure," later "mentally certain" (mid-15c.), from Old French sur, seur "safe, secure," from Latin securus "free from care, untroubled, heedless, safe" (see secure (adj.)). Pronunciation development followed that of sugar. As an affirmative meaning "yes, certainly" it dates from 1803, from Middle English meanings "firmly established; having no doubt," and phrases like to be sure (1650s), sure enough (1540s), and for sure (1580s). The use as a qualifier meaning "assuredly" goes back to early 15c. Sure-footed is from 1630s; sure thing dates from 1836. In 16c.-17c., Suresby was an appellation for a person to be depended upon.